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Steve Wynn Abruptly Pulls Out Of Running For Second Casino License In Philadelphia

Wynn Resorts has withdrawn its licensing application for a second casino in Philadelphia.

11/11/2013

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Consultant’s Report Handicaps Economic Impact of New Philly Casinos

The report shows that the “Provence” and “Market 8″ projects proposed for center city and the “Wynn Philadelphia,” proposed for Fishtown, are generally among the top three in several of the categories in the economic impact study.

10/29/2013

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Pa. Sees 3.6 Percent Drop In Table Game Revenues

Pennsylvania casinos reported Wednesday that table games saw a drop of about 3.6 percent in September compared to a year ago, adding to the woes of casino owners after slot machine revenues also saw a decline.

10/16/2013

(Joe Procacci says one of his tomato processing warehouses in South Philadelphia can be coverted quickly for use as a casino.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Hopeful South Phila. Casino Developer Says He Can Get Going Quickly

The principals of PHL Local Gaming say they have a head start on their five competitors because CEO and chairman Joe Procacci would use one of his warehouses to house the casino.

08/06/2013

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Table Games Revenue Up in Pennsylvania During April

That good news must be taken with a grain of salt, however, because table game revenues in April were less than a third of the overall take from slots, which are taxed at a much higher rate.

05/16/2013

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Pennsylvania Table Games Revenue Up 8.9 Percent In April

Gambling regulators say gross revenue from table games at Pennsylvania’s 11 casinos was up 8.9 percent last month when compared to April 2012.

05/16/2013

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Pa. Casino Regulators Okay SugarHouse Expansion, Including Smaller Garage Tower

Sugarhouse casino officials say construction should take about two years now that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved a revised plan to expand their waterfront casino.

05/15/2013

(Slot machines in the Sugarhouse casino, on North Delaware Avenue in Fishtown.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Pa. Slots Revenues, Down Again From 2012, Generate $612M in Tax Relief

Not only were slots revenues down more than four percent in April compared to the same month a year ago, but it is also the first time that all 11 of Pennsylvania’s casinos were operating for a full month each year for comparison purposes.

05/03/2013

(Kiki Bolender of the Design Advocacy Group testifies before the Pa. Gaming Control Board.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Second Day Of Gaming Control Board Hearings On Philadelphia Casino License

Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger told the panel at some point the city will make a recommendation, but for now, they’re still evaluating each of the proposals.

04/12/2013

(Kiki Bolender of the Design Advocacy Group testifies before the Pa. Gaming Control Board.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Design Group Says Wynn’s Casino Proposal Is Worst Among Philadelphia Applicants

“Only the green roof parking garage saves it from an F” in their report card on the applications, the group’s spokeswoman said.

04/11/2013

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Public Hearing Underway For 2nd Philadelphia Casino

A Philadelphia official has told the state gaming board that the city is still evaluating the six proposals for a second casino in Philadelphia and hasn’t decided yet which one it likes best.

04/11/2013

Voters in Pennsylvania believe the state has enough slot machines. (FILE: credit CBS 3)

Six Groups Make Pitch For Second Casino License In Philadelphia

The six applicants who are in a spirited competition for a second casino license to be issued in Philadelphia all made their presentations during an all-day hearing on Tuesday before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

02/12/2013

(The Sugarhouse casino.  File photo by Michelle Durham)

PA Casinos Top New Jersey In Overall Gaming Revenue

Pennsylvania’s casinos beat out Atlantic City’s gambling palaces for overall gaming revenue in 2012.

01/17/2013

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Slots Revenue Rises In Pennsylvania For 6th Straight Year

State gambling regulators say gross revenue from slot machines was up 2.7 percent last year.

01/03/2013

(The presentations and hearings will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  File photo)

Public Presentations, Hearings Set For New Philadelphia Casino Proposals

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has scheduled three days of events: an information-only presentation in February to be followed by two days of public hearings in April.

12/18/2012

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